About Us

Company Building in 2006 Our company has approximately 30 employees and has been active in development, production, and sales of nuclear radiation meters since 1970. Our main activity is development and production of portable radiation meters like Dose Rate Meters and Personal Dosimeters. With the various models dose rates in the range of 1 nSv/h (0.1 µR/h) to 10 Sv/h (1000 R/h) can be measured. Our robust, waterproof, aluminium die cast housings allow use of the instruments even in tough environmental conditions.

Our instruments serve radiation protection purposes in the fields of industry, research, working place safety, civil defence, disaster control, and fire brigades.

Many years' experience in the field of nuclear radiation measuring techniques has ensured a high level of development and production based on state-of-the-art technology. Already in the year 1978 we produced the Scintomat 6134A as the first portable, battery-powered radiation meter which was equipped with a microprocessor. In 1984 we produced the Dosimeter 219.1 as the first Electronic Personal Dosimeter which was equipped with a microprocessor.

Where required and applicable, our radiation meters are PTB certified (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, German National Institute for Standardisation).

In 1995 our quality management system was certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and KTA 1401.

Representatives in many countries ensure worldwide sales and service of our products.


About our History:

The responsible cofounder of Automess, Doctor of Science Wilhelm Buttler, Sen., had been working since the late 1950s in Ladenburg for a company producing fire brigade equipment. His task was to develop radiation meters. Under his direction products like the Teletector have been created which are now well-known all over the world. In 1968, Dr Wilhelm Buttler Sen. set up a company of his own, and finally founded Automess in 1970. Sad to say that he died in 1995 after almost four decades of devoted work in the field of radiation protection measuring techniques.

Company Building in 1978 Initially we rented our business premises in Dossenheim near Heidelberg. In 1978 we were happy to move to our new own company building in Ladenburg where we are still resident to date.

In our early days we also manufactured Data Acquisition Systems for refineries and similar facilities of the chemical and petrochemical industry. The term »Automation« in our full company name originates from these days. However, we discontinued this product range many years ago.


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